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    • Code Generation - Adding properties

      What is the best way to add a new property to a business object? Currently I am using CSLAGenFork to generate business objects (.Library, .Dal, .DalSQL, and StoredProc). If each business object is modified with custom logic, calculations, new methods etc, It seems quite difficult to add a single property...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by Mar72Vin on Wed, Apr 24 2013
    • multiple fetches possible?

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Hi all, I am working on a project using CSLA generated by codesmith and due to project considerations we will be re-generating quite often throughout the lifetime of the project. Due to these considerations, I am running into a...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by mtrtm on Tue, Sep 18 2012
    • Modeling behavior and ORM code generation

      I've been reading all the CSLA books and modeling behavior (while still hard for me to change my thinking) seems like a great way to solve a bunch of problems. But if, as Rocky put it, the likelihood that the relational model looks like the object model is very small, then how is it possible to build...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by nhwilly on Tue, Jun 26 2012
    • Re: What does Rocky use for code generation?

      I didn't pursue that option. There are some really good code generators out there, several of which include templates for (or directly target) CSLA .NET. I'd much rather foster a code generation ecosystem around CSLA than attempt to become a competitor to those generators. I think that's...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by RockfordLhotka on Thu, Jun 23 2011
    • Re: Partial Success with Code Generators.

      Hi Rene, Some notes: If your CodeGen tool is a payed product, I would try to speak to the maintenance people. Are there templates you can edit to fit your needs? This link Code generation is a good idea discusses the generation/re-generation issue. As you can conclude from the link, CslaGenFork tries...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by Tiago Freitas Leal on Sun, Apr 17 2011
    • Re: The state of CSLA code generation c. March 2010

      Hi Frazer Just to inform you and the forum that the beta version of the new Code Complete Studio modeling tool is now available for download for subscribers. I have also uploaded a couple of documents about the tool and some samples generated using the new modeling tool. The tool supports both CSL.NET...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by Philip on Tue, Apr 5 2011
    • CslaGenFork CTP2 released

      Since CTP1 there were 53 work items closed (28 features, 24 issues and 1 task). During this 60 days a lot of work has been done on several areas. First the stereotypes : EditableRoot is OK EditableChild is OK EditableRootCollection is OK EditableChildCollection is OK ReadOnlyObject is OK ReadOnlyCollection...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by Tiago Freitas Leal on Tue, Dec 7 2010
    • CslaGenFork 4.0 CTP2 highlights

      This release is near completion and will include 25 closed work items and 3 active work items (by 2010-10-25). The announcement preview follows: Defect fixing (too many to list them all, please refer to the project's Issue Tracker) Install problems under Vista/Windows 7 solved New features Project...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by Tiago Freitas Leal on Mon, Oct 25 2010
    • CslaGenFork 4.0 CTP1 published on Codeplex

      Quoting the Project Description "CslaGenFork is an O/RM code generator tool for CSLA.NET 4.0. It generates Business Layer and Data Access Layer code, as well as Stored Procedures code for SQL Server." Where? http://cslagenfork.codeplex.com/ Why? That's what you will find out on the project's...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by Tiago Freitas Leal on Tue, Oct 5 2010
    • Latest CodeSmith Templates

      I just wanted to let everyone know who is using the CodeSmith templates for CSLA that the latest nightly builds http://community.codesmithtools.com/nightly/ have a bunch of changes and have added support for Silverlight. Seem to be quite complete and am starting a Silverlight project using them. Mick
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by Mick_G on Mon, Jun 7 2010
    • Visual Studio CSLA extension for ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 1

      Hi. Just to inform you, CslaExtension Beta1 for EF is available for download. http://t4csla.codeplex.com/ CslaExtension is a Visual Studio extension that adds custom properties to a EF model, and a custom T4 template that generates CSLA classes. Key features: - generation of CSLA classes from EF model...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by jbudimir on Thu, May 6 2010
    • Is there anyone out there that can provide some guidance on DataMapper Best Practices

      As a part of some "architectural studies" for an up-coming project, I have been looking at the DataMapper class. We are looking at using data transfer objects (DTO) to communicate with the database and probably MVVM objects to communicate with WPF. One of the downsides with each of these is...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by JonStonecash on Thu, Apr 22 2010
    • Your opinion about Code Generators.

      Dear All, I am have been using CSLA for some time without code generators. I decided to start using a Code Genetator, and I am considering using Free/Open source. I did some search, and I found CSLAGenerator and CodeComplete. I downloaded CSLAGenerator and started playing arround with this tool. After...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by tarekahf on Fri, Apr 2 2010
    • Re: The state of CSLA code generation c. March 2010

      Hi Phillip: For what its worth, here is what I would look for in CSLA code generation: 1. Provide a visual modelling surface (similar to the Entity Data Modeller in VS) which can be used to create"behaviour first" models and generate CSLA classes and SQL for a prototypical physical data store...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by FrazerS on Fri, Mar 12 2010
    • Re: The state of CSLA code generation c. March 2010

      My name is Philip and I am the architect behind Code Complete. I just would like to contribute to what I believe is an interesting debate about Code Generation. As you might have guessed, I am a big a fan of Code Generation. I started experimenting with Code Generation about 15 years ago, generating...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by Philip on Fri, Mar 12 2010
    • Re: The state of CSLA code generation c. March 2010

      I also went the same road of trying several solutions without much success and ended up writing my own T4 templates. The templates create two partial classes one of which is refreshed when the database changes and the other is where I put all the custom code. I had to go through a few iterations before...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by bartol on Mon, Mar 8 2010
    • Re: The state of CSLA code generation c. March 2010

      Dan, I'm a code generation advocate for a range of reasons as well. I suspect its my version of a "do my job" button. I'm going to say that your not going to find a code generation interface that does everything at this point in time. There are a lot of good products on offer but I've...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by jamie.clayton on Fri, Mar 5 2010
    • Re: The state of CSLA code generation c. March 2010

      I tend to agree with your analysis. I for instance want to make the jump to Entity Framework for my DAL and there is no option for that in CodeSmith. I also wish any code generator had the option to incrementally add Classes, even with partial classes the generation tends to be an all or nothing proposition...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by Mick_G on Fri, Mar 5 2010
    • Re: The state of CSLA code generation c. March 2010

      I am not sure that I can save you hours - but I can tell my recent experience. First, let me qualify my comments: I am sure that there are many developers who find the use of the generation tools which I have looked at to be of immense value. In my case though, I have found their use has brought me less...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion by FrazerS on Fri, Mar 5 2010
    • The state of CSLA code generation c. March 2010

      I'd like to see if somebody can answer this and save me many hours of evaluating products. Let me first say that I've never really been completely convinced of the value of code generation for the way I think it should work. Namely, they all seem to be more ORM tools rather than behavior-driven...
      Posted to CSLA .NET discussion on Fri, Mar 5 2010
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